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Can I sell a patented product as licensee in a country that the patent is not registered?

I am a licensee of an invention patent. the patents is registered in some countries only.an I manufacture the patent in the country that the patent is registered and sell it to another country that ...
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Patentability Of Parameter Optimization For Previously Patented Process

I am curious as to patentability of one critical parameter of an existing (and patented) process. For clarity I will posit a hypothetical situation analogous to a real situation. Industrial material A ...
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Prototype developed outside of work, employer wants me to finalize work in house. Do I automatically lose my IP?

I developed a prototype outside of work using my own materials and time. The end product would be very useful in my field of work so I showed it to my boss, who now wants me to finish development in ...
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What do I need to do before I Drop Android App Bundles or upload APKs? [closed]

https://developer.android.com/studio/publish/app-signing Android requires that all APKs be digitally signed with a certificate before they are installed on a device or updated. If you use Android App ...
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Is there any site to download patents in bulk in PDF format?

I want to download thousands of patent documents in PDF format for a patent search system. I want them in zipped files which have thousands of patents. Does Google bulk patent provide this?
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Developing a software module to access USPTO Private Pair for my firm

I was told USPTO does not provide API for accessing their Private Pair data. However, I understand that a few docking software available claim that they are access USPTO Private Pair with the right ...
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Can you obtain intellectual property for board games

I want to obtain intellectual property for the game, and I do not want a patent for a board game similar to chess. Does ownership increase me profit more than a patent or not?
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Question about joint patent ownership

Suppose company A and company B jointly own the rights of a patent, and that this patent results from the work collaboration between inventor 1 (from company A) and inventors 2, 3 (from company B). ...
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Am I able to be sued for patent infringement as an sales agent?

If I sell a product in the US as a US resident sales agent on behalf of an EU seller of a product they manufacture in the EU that subsequently breaches a US patent can I be sued?
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Is hiring a professional attorney/prosecutor after the first evaluation a good idea?

Right now I have no idea whom to hire, possible costs etc. I've been contacting a few firms I found online, also here, and the best I got was a polite reply saying they are no longer in business (...
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PTO search opinion: authoritative?

After several searches across several days, i finally stumbled upon one patent, in Chinese, that resembles what i have invented. The (google translated, i suppose) claim is very broad, the purpose of ...
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Filing for a patent for a artificial intelligence program?

I’m working on an AI project that may well be commercially viable. Does anybody know about filing for a patent for an AI program? How much information about the software model would I be required to ...
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Is there a way to completely cancel earlier applications?

I am looking to use my UK-B application below to file a new PCT-B so that I do not have to prove novelty and inventiveness over the PCT1. 1) UK-A filed on 05/19 now withdrawn without being published ...
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Understanding search report

Following the great advice of @George White, i went on and checked patents against the PUBLIC PAIR database, to understand the flow between the applicant and the examiner, as well as the uk equivalent....
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If I am not able to find patent then can I consider it expired?

I downloaded a patent from internet and when tried to find its status that if it is active even today or not was not able to find on Intellectual Property of India website even by searching it from ...
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Where to query and download patent full texts?

For a research project, I need to download full-text (title, abstract, description, claims), date, and citations, for patents published in a given period (say from 2010 on) and in a given class. The ...
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Which IDS form works on the PTO website?

I can't get the PTO's web system to accept my IDS. The error statement says, The version of the USPTO Fillable Form you are attempting to attach is outdated. Please go the following website to access ...
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Prior art request for WO2014027990 “Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline”

I would like help finding prior art for WO2014027990 A1, please. The patent "Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline" by some employees of HP (filed Aug 13 2012, published Feb 20, 2014) ...
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How to avoid losing your work on the PTO's web based application system

I'm using the USPTO's EFS-WEB, and after spending an hour adding documents to a new application, I had to take a break. I wasn't active for an hour and my application disappeared completely. Is this ...
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How can I provably put something in the public domain so that someone else can not patent it?

I have a good idea that is non-obvious and new. I want to make this technology (a new encryption technique) available for everyone to use, and keep it entirely patent-free, including myself. I have ...
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Is it possible that i will disclose my idea through searching existing patents or using search engines?

Some ideas are very specific and i am wondering if just the search itself for an idea (i.e. internet search engine or Google Patent Search) would potentially disclose to others the idea? Would ...
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How can I protect a product idea before seeking help with research and development?

It’s quite natural that inventors have doubt that if I give idea to someone what will happen to my idea?
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The principle behind the Patent is not original it was Public domain

In reference to the patent: US4756116 How was this patent issued? It is certainly not original, and appears to be little-more than a trivial re-hash of Dr Horner's "Galvanic Protector" published in "...
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Does a CIP IDS require a copy of the parent US application?

I'm filing 2 CIPs on a US parent application that was published less than a year ago, with the specification cross-referencing the parent and a couple of later provisionals. Should the IDSs list any ...
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Hybrid Card-Dice Game: How do I protect it?

I have a hybrid card-dice game. I know I have to copyright the rules text, the card text, and any graphic artwork on the card face and/or card back; trademark the name and logo of the game, any logos,...
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Patent exhaustion: services utilizing a patented device

Assume a patent is awarded with apparatus and method claims applying to some device with an intended process. For example, consider a potato peeler intended to be swiped across potatoes, in which ...
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Video game mechanics patentable?

Can you patent your video game mechanics? Like if Flappy Bird mechanics had been patented by the guys who made the helecopter game (original flappy bird), could the creator of Flappy Bird be sued for ...
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Provisional application in UK

According to the official documentation, the equivalent of provisional applications in the UK is to file an application without requesting search or examination, and subsequently, within 12 months, ...
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How to delimit the last element in a list of means?

The claim 2 has a list of means that apply to "the object" but it may be misconstrued that the last element in the list is not "intercepting" but rather "intercepting the object" in which case the ...
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Can you craft something on your youtube channel similar to something which is patented?

Maybe its two questions in one... but: if you have a youtube channel where you are crafting stuff (people come to watch you craft stuff). Would be okay to craft something similar to something ...
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Another website using my company name

I have a quick question. I own the website Pokevault.com that I have been running for 10 years or so. The "pokevault" name I created and has become very popular. Today I found another ...
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I made a board game, will you get a patent or intellectual property?

I made a board game so will you get a patent or intellectual property? My board game is like chess and some deep, but I don't know whether we will make money or not
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Is it possible to describe functionally materials instead of chemically?

If in my description, I describe functionally materials, will this protect my invention from any known material suitable for this function? E.g. if I describe that my invention has a lubricate, will ...
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Is this patent application granted, abandonded or pending? Which countries does it cover? Are there family members?

Is the patent link to the patent valid? Has it been granted? For which countries does the protection apply? Are there other patents associated wth it? How do I know all this? (This question is ...
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finding patent ZL 2007 3 0024190.5 portable fan

I purchased a rechargeable clip on fan. This model is available from various re sellers but i want to find the manufacturer. I am hoping the patent number will get me to them. The number on the fan is ...
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How do divisional patent applications work?

Is it possible to file a divisional patent for an embodiment briefly described in a granted (own) patent which does not have a specific claim for that embodiment? Is there a time limit that you can do ...
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A 2010 patent shows a WIPO filing and granted EP patent, but no US mark. Does that mean the patent was not granted or pursued in the US?

I am trying to understand WIPO filings. It appears that they give the right to file patents in multiple countries more easily, but don't constitute an international patent. If a WO numbered patent ...
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Spelling out doses in method claims with “therapeutically effective dose” language

I’m writing method claims for a nutritional supplement like the following— A method of reducing [a health condition] of a subject, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective ...
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How is obviousness assessed?

I would like to ask how is obviousness of an invention assessed as it is difficult to appreciate it if you do not have experience of how several inventions have been evaluated. I think we can agree ...
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Chinese Patent Law - what are the official fees, especially annual renewal fees?

Are there any official annual fees to maintain the patent right in China? If yes - what are they? How much does it approximately cost to get your patent drafted and submitted for application via the ...
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Can one file a patent application (e.g. 20130293680) without public and prior works research?

Reviewing patent application # 20130293680 , and it appears that no thorough investigation has been made for prior works as well as public domain knowledge and adoption of techniques. Should ...
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Is it possible to have the total freedom to operate for a method patent?

If a method is patented and to conduct this method, you need to build a device that has been patented in the past although not in the exact shape and form nor for the same use, will you be having ...
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Can I patent the same embodiment with one functional difference?

Let's say there is a patent for a gear covered in gasoline where the gasoline is explicitly mentioned to be used for the lubrication of the gear. Can I patent the same gear covered in gasoline ...
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Why are claims not mandatory in provisional application?

Well, a claim refers to the extent of the protection conferred by a patent. If claims are so important so why they are not mandatory for the provisional application? There has to be a reason for such ...
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Finding most important patent of a company

Is there a way to find most important patents for any company for example: Apple or any other company? On google patents, I can search for patents assigned to a particular company, is there a way to ...
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Difficult examiner

How to deal or replace a difficult examiner. He allowed three patents and now he is fighting against a fourth one, which is a subset of them. Could an examiner take action? Override his decisions?
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Is it possible to claim priority from two different applications?

I have submitted two applications with different descriptions but which refer to the same concept. E.g. one application describes a substance in an oral pill form and the other application describes ...
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Will a request for expedited examination of a CIP force an office action on a languishing parent application?

I have one patent application filed and two more coming soon, all on the same general subject matter. Application A was filed in 2018 and has yet to see action, and I will soon be filing applications ...
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US20160095351A1 I want to manufacture this

I a patient is abandoned due to unpaied fees filed 2015? Can I take it over to produde? US20160095351A1 called hydro puff. There is another produce called top puff that looks the same too. How do I ...
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Can alternative embodiments well known to skilled persons but not described in my description be protected by my broad claim?

I missed from the description some alternative embodiments, particularly some different structures/versions/variations. The claim is broad and it is not limited to the embodiments of the description ...

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